Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: About the starter

asked by on

Is there a way to remove the bolts on the starter of my 1996 Buick century without lifting the engine?
My car has an automatic transmission.

This would depend on what the replacement procedure for the starter calls for. If the manufacturer recommends that the engine be lifted in order to remove the starter, it is very likely that this is required in order to remove it. It may be possible for someone with smaller hands to remove the bolts without raising the engine. It must also be considered that the starter may not be able to be completely removed from the vehicle without lifting the engine. If you are in doubt about this repair, enlist in the assistance of a qualified professional.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: The pvc valve went bad and ruin the turbo. What else can be effected? 2016 Buick Encore

Hi - I am wondering if you mean the turbocharger pressure control valve, sometimes called a "pop-off" valve, may have failed, over-pressuring the engine? this could cause serious damage to many parts of the engine. The PCV (positive crankcase ventilation...

Q: 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited overheating

Be sure not to drive the car if it is overheating because overheating can warp the cylinder head and/or engine block causing costly damage. The most common causes of overheating include low coolant level (including that due to leaks), a...

Q: Car stalls at idle and fails to restart - 1993 Buick Century

Hello - yes, your symptom description matches the failure mode of the throttle position sensor as your Check Engine code suggests. The ECM has detected lower voltage than expected from the TPS, and should be replaced. A mobile, professional mechanic,...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...